Connecticut is Highly Ranked

Just as it has been for centuries, Connecticut remains a haven for original ideas and fresh thinking. We are home to Fortune 500 companies and pioneering start-ups, established leaders and emerging innovators, natural resources and cultural treasures, nationally ranked schools and an exceptionally productive workforce.

Learn more about Connecticut’s rankings and how we’re leading the way to the future:

  • #2 U.S. Patent Activity (Bloomberg Innovation Index, 2020)
  • #7 in Foreign Direct Investment in USD among U.S states in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017)
  • #6 recipient of defense contracts, $19.7 billion in 2019 (Department of Defense)
  • $16B in goods exported by Connecticut’s manufacturers (National Association of Manufacturers, 2019)
  • #3 Advanced Degrees  (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020)
  • #4 Innovative Economy (Bloomberg Analytics, 2020)
  • #4 Workforce Productivity (Defined by GDP per capita, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019)
  • #5 Technology & Science Workforce (Milken Institute, 2020)
  • #5 in the United States for Offshore Wind Power (Business Facilities Magazine, 2020)
  • 2 Fortune 100 Companies
  • 14 Fortune 500 Companies
  • 26 Fortune 1000 Companies
  • #7 Greenest State in U.S. (WalletHub, 2018)
  • #6 Human Capital Investment Composite Index (Milken Institute, 2020)
  • 38 World-class Colleges & Universities, including Yale & UConn
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